The trust we put in software, coupled with our fears of getting in trouble with the IRS has become the perfect storm for those who wish to steal your identity. What follows are some tips for protecting yourself in this electronic world.
No one can predict with any great certainty the financial outlook for 2016, especially with the national elections looming in November. Nevertheless, here are 10 top money management moves that make sense for the rest of this year.
Manufacturing Deductions—Under Section 199 of the tax code, a business may claim a “manufacturing deduction” equal to 9% of its qualified domestic production income, subject to a limit of 50% of W-2 wages paid out during the year. Now the IRS has issued new regulations clarifying the rules on the W-2 limit in a short tax year. See your professional tax adviser for details.
There are many ways you can provide benefits to your favorite charity other than simply donating cash (although that is certainly appreciated, too). For instance, you can donate property such as a car or other vehicle that may be used to further the charity’s tax-exempt function. Of course, you are entitled to a charitable deduction for the gift.
Frequently, someone in your company—it may be the president, vice president, treasurer or some other officer—will have assumed the duty of collecting and depositing federal payroll taxes. That person could be in for a rude awakening one day.
According to an onerous provision in the federal tax law, any person who willfully fails to deposit the required income tax withholding or employment taxes can be held personally liable for any unpaid taxes. This is one time when the corporate shield cannot protect an individual.